Hierarchy

21/2: Vatican Summit on Clergy Sex Abuse – Mere Window Dressing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rP_XPi-7go Today, the Vatican summit begins, called supposedly to address the avalanche of scandals caused by priests and bishops abusing minors (or covering up abuse of minors.) Trouble is, it's not only minors who are being abused, but young men, including seminarians, and the conference organisers include Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago who is, shall we...

America: Cardinal McCarrick Laicised

Pope Defrocks Theodore McCarrick, Ex-Cardinal Accused of Sexual Abuse Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, was expelled from the priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual abuse. Pope Francis has expelled Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, from the priesthood, after an expedited canonical process that found...

Sermon: “Poor Quality Catholicism” – A Traditional Priest Hits Home…

A reader in England alerted me to this sermon, available online, so thank you, John.  Fr Sebastian Wall SSPX Father Sebastian Wall (pictured left) is a priest of the Society of St Pius X;  he is the Society Prior in Scotland, serving the SSPX churches in Glasgow and Edinburgh but he also supplies at the Gateshead...

Church Authority – Who Decides Which Apparitions Are True?

Editor writes... The reported visions at Fátima gathered widespread attention, as numerous pilgrims began to visit the site. After a canonical inquiry, the Bishop of Leiria-Fátima officially declared the visions of Fátima as "worthy of belief" in October 1930, officially permitting the belief of Our Lady of Fátima. From time to time, I find myself in...

Church Crisis/Duties of State: how do we make the best use of our time?

Editor writes... Since the announcement that this blog will close permanently at the beginning of next summer, there has been some interesting discussion (on the "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" (Lord of the Rings) Christmas thread) about the use of blogging as a means of...

Is Pope Francis right to think he will “go down in history” as a Schismatic? Gulp!

Extracts below, from Christian Order February 2018 editorial: Francis is So Bad, He's Good   “If we speak explicitly, ...what a terrible mess we will make. So we won’t speak plainly." (Pope Francis) “Let what you say be simply `Yes' or `No'; anything more than this comes from evil.”       (Jesus Christ) As underlined...

Cardinal’s (Ironic) Tweet: Catholics Shouldn’t Complain On Social Media!

From De Omnibus Dubitandum Est blog... Cardinal Vincent Nichols The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Gerard Cardinal Nichols took to Twitter recently to berate Catholics who use the internet for the “bitterness, tittle-tattle, hostility and false witness that floods the digital world.” Linking to a homily the Cardinal delivered at the Venerable English College in Rome on the...